STATE CIVIL COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
The special joint meeting of the State Civil Committee, Compulsory Arbitration Committee and Medical-Legal Committee was called to order at approximately 4:15 p.m. by Co-Chair Kathleen Wilkinson of the State Civil Committee.
II. Efforts to Form State Civil Litigation Section
The Task Force appointed by Chancellor Bevilacqua met several times to prepare a new petition and resolution as well as to draft by-laws to address various concerns raised as to the structure of the proposed Section.
Rich Saidel then provided an overview of the most significant aspects of the proposed by-laws, including the attempt to strike a balance between the plaintiff and defense bar; the creation of liaisons with the Court and the plaintiff and defense bar associations; the establishment of three (3) committees within the Section; and the structure of the Executive Committee. Mr. Saidel also identified the benefits of the proposed Section, including representations on the Board of Governors and self-governance.
Following the comments of Mr. Kovler and Mr. Saidel, a discussion took place concerning various aspects of the proposed Section, including the Co-Chairs of the Section and Committee and the necessary votes for approval of a Section Resolution by the members of the Section.
III. Approval of the Proposed By-Laws and Resolution to Board of Governors
The special joint meeting was adjourned at approximately 5 p.m.